Chicken Dinner Order Leads to $80,000 Keno Win

Frederick Lottery player wins prize while waiting for food

A Frederick woman satisfied both her hunger for a good meal and a big Lottery win during one lucky stop at a local eatery. The 53-year-old Keno novice won $80,000 while waiting for her chicken dinner.

“I don’t even play Keno,” said “Wing Winner.” “I usually only play scratch-offs.”

Our winner arrived early at Belle’s Sports Bar & Grill, her favorite restaurant, to pick up an order of chicken wings. To pass the time, “Wing Winner” decided to play her first game of Keno. It’s a safe bet that won’t be her last game! The mother of two picked numbers for her 6-spot ticket based on family birthdays and by blindly pushing her pencil around the paper and selecting the first number it landed on.

The Frederick County resident added the Super Bonus multiplier feature to the ticket and bet on two drawings. After receiving her food, “Wing Winner” looked up at the Keno monitor to check the game. Realizing Lottery luck had satisfied her hunger for a big prize, “Wing Winner” ran home to tell her husband the great news. She said he whipped out his phone, pulling up the Maryland Lottery app to check the drawing and to verify her good fortune.

“Wing Winner” plans to use her newly found riches to pay bills and save up for a trip somewhere warm. The fortunate federal employee also has a suggestion for everyone: “Order wings and play more Lottery!”

Her Frederick County retailer, Belles’ Sports Bar & Grill, also benefits from this amazing win. The Lottery retailer located at 1202 East Patrick Street in Frederick receives an $800 bonus from the Lottery for selling a winning Keno ticket of $10,000 or more. The bonus is equal to 1% of the prize.